Corning VP says Gorilla Glass headed for automobiles
VW announces dual clutch automatic 10-speed transmission for its automotive vehicles
A Hummer That Gets 100 MPG?
Top lawmaker wants mileage-based tax on vehicles
(AP) -- A House committee chairman said Tuesday that he wants Congress to enact a mileage-based tax on cars and trucks to pay for highway programs now rather than wait years to test the idea.
Obama to announce new car efficiency standards
US President Barack Obama will later this week unveil new fuel efficiency standards for passenger cars and light trucks for the 2017-2025 period, the White House said Wednesday.
Honda Fit electric car gets 118 mpg, but costs add up
At 118 miles per gallon (50 kilometers per liter), the Honda Fit electric vehicle is the most fuel-efficient in the United States. But getting that mileage isn't cheap and it isn't always good for the ...
Chemist's discovery of new salt jumpstarts extended-life battery research for electric vehicles
A University of Rhode Island chemistry professor's discovery of a new salt has been received with enthusiasm by companies seeking to develop an advanced lithium ion battery for use in the next generation of hybrid and electric ...
Exotic alloys for potential energy applications
The search for thermoelectrics, exotic materials that convert heat directly into electricity, has received a boost from researchers at the California Institute of Technology and the University of Tokyo, who have found the ...
Fuel economy up 23 percent since 2007
Gas mileage of new vehicles sold in the U.S. was 24.8 mpg in November, up 0.1 mpg from the revised October figure, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Recent gains in gas mileage have fueled major societal benefits
Fuel economy in the U.S. has increased 26 percent in the last seven years, saving billions of gallons of gas and billions of pounds of vehicle emissions, say University of Michigan researchers.
GM says Chevy Spark EV can go 82 miles per charge
General Motors said Wednesday that the battery-powered version of its Chevrolet Spark mini-car can travel up to 82 miles (132 kilometers) on a single charge, putting it among the leaders in mass-market electric ...
Drivers would pay extra to cut carbon emissions
Most drivers are willing to pay for onboard technology that will reduce carbon emissions, as well as sacrifice some fuel economy and storage space, in order to cut greenhouse gases resulting from combustion engines, say University ...
Progressive Automotive X-Prize runner-up car gets 207.5 MPGe
Model allows engineers to test fuel system efficiency on computers
(Phys.org) —Engineers will be able to design better fuel systems for everything from motorcycles to rockets faster and more inexpensively because of a mathematical fuels model developed at The University ...